4 September 2012 12:57 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

In as year that's shown us two very different onscreen interpretations of Abraham Lincoln, Jason Clarke is in talks to play the 16th president's father in the upcoming "Green Blade Rises." Terrence Malick ("Tree of Life," "To the Wonder") is producing the film which will focus on the formative years of young Abe Lincoln in Illinois. Clarke will play Tom Lincoln and will be the film's male lead, according to Deadline. Diane Kruger ("Inglourious Basterds")  will play Sarah Lincoln. The senior Lincoln was a poorly educated farmer who often abused young Abe, eventually driving him to strike out on his own and make »

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